Student Competition Prepares for Summer Blingin‘

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.—The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) encourages creativity in textile and product design by offering cash and prizes to top student designers. Developed by AATCC’s Concept 2 Consumer (C2C) interest group, the C2C Student Design Competition gives students a venue to submit original fabric designs, product designs or both. This year’s 2010 summer bling-themed competition garnered 70 entries from 16 schools.

Launched in Aug. 2009, the competition gave students the challenge of creating a fabric or product design for pool and beachwear based on the color palettes from Pantone View Colour Planner Summer 2010 Magic. Each design collection incorporated bling—three-dimensional surface embellishments ranging from beading and embroidery to knotting and smocking.

The 10 finalists will be announced March 12, 2010. Visit

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